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Round Elements Reversible Tissue Box Covers

Round Elements Reversible Tissue Box Covers

When I first accepted Quilting Mod’s challenge, I really had no idea what I would make with the Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics. It wasn’t until the fabric arrived in the mail and I actually got a chance to see and touch it in person that a plan began to form.

My goal was to use as many of the fabrics as possible while at the same time showing how versatile this line of fabrics is. The plan was to make several different projects which only added to the challenge as I only had a fat eighth of each fabric.

On Sunday, I showed you the Spooky Eyeballs Trick or Treat Bag that I made with two of the darker shades; Serene Tide and Shadow Pebbles from the Round Elements line.

For the first of today’s projects, I chose Crystalline Blue.

I used my Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial to make a cover for a short rectangular tissue box. It took almost the entire fat 1/8th for one side.

Short Reversible Tissue Box Cover made with Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics

I can’t show you the reverse side because while I’ve staged it here as a get well gift, it is actually a Christmas gift and the recipient might guess it’s for them if they see the other side. 🙂

Edited to add the photo of the reverse side. This was one of the handmade gifts I made for my swap partner Pauline in the 2016 Santa Sack Swap.

Santa Sack Swap 2016 - Reversible Tissue Box Cover for Pauline

And here it is staged if I was giving as a get well gift. 🙂

After all… a pretty box of tissues and a box of chocolates can really brighten a sick person’s day!
Butterfly fabric side of reversible tissue box cover

Isn’t it pretty! I love that butterfly fabric. I have just enough of it left to make one for myself.

Since a fat 1/8th was just barely enough for a short tissue box, my next project, required some piecing to get enough fabric.

I thought it might be a good idea to have a baby gift on hand and what could be more practical than a box of tissues. But while tissues are both a practical and useful gift, a plain box might not be so well received. It would have to be covered in pretty fabric!

Of course, not knowing whether I’ll need a gift for a girl or a boy, my Reversible Tissue Box Cover will work for either.

For one side of this larger tissue box I chose Seafoam Swirls and edged it with Vintage Teal.

Reversible Tissue Box Cover made with Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics

Then for the reverse side, I picked the Apricot Yogurt for the main part and trimmed it with Grapefruit Smoothie.

Reversible Tissue Box Cover reverse side made with Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics

That white strip along the bottom was added because I cut the strips the wrong size. But we’re just going to pretend that I’d planned it that way all along!

As I note, on Sunday, Quilting Mod’s Round Elements link party is open right through to Oct 7th. So if you happen to have some of this gorgeous Art Gallery fabric in your stash, there’s still time for you to make something to link up for the chance to be in the drawing for some fun prizes.


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Reversible Tissue Box Cover Made with fabrics from the Round Elements line by Art Gallery Fabrics

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  • Joanna
    July 13, 2018 1:45 am

    Love this tissue box making DIY tutorial you posted. So awesome.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      July 13, 2018 8:17 am

      Thank you Joanna!

  • Rachel
    October 6, 2016 3:58 pm

    These look lovely. Well done! Will you show us all of the items together so we can see everything you made with the set?

  • Betty
    October 5, 2016 11:51 pm

    That’s cool. I like how you did the colors like that.

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